The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and open our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.
For the foreseeable future, YHA Patterdale will operate on an Exclusive Hire basis only, with contact-free check in.
To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.
Please note: All prices are based on hiring the whole place per night.
Built in the 70s, YHA Patterdale is lively, retro, and full of character. This Scandinavian style rural retreat is ideal for families and activity breaks exploring the surrounding ridges and fells. If you are feeling energetic, the Helvellyn range is fantastic for climbing and hiking holidays.
For something gentler, take a cruise on the Ullswater steamer or hire a boat. We have spacious bedrooms, a great open plan living area and a central patio area with benches, with 3 acres of land to explore.
What is great about YHA Patterdale?
Plenty of walking opportunities nearby, including Helvellyn.
Rural retreat perfect for activity breaks.
Stunning views of the surrounding area.
There is a large self-catering kitchen well equipped with sixteen hobs, two ovens, two large fridges, one fridge/freezer, two microwaves, and plenty of kitchen utensils, crockery, and cutlery for guests to use. Tea towels, bin bags, washing up liquid and soap are provided.
Dining room and lounge
The lounge and dining room is open plan with high ceilings and great views of the surrounding fells. The dining room comfortably seats 55 people. In the cosy lounge area, there is plenty of comfy seats and chairs for guests to relax in. The lounge also has a log burner, TV with a built in DVD player for guests to use. Highchairs are also available.
Take the place for yourself.
For family, for friends, for running clubs, for walking groups, for hens, for stags, for you and yours.
YHA Patterdale includes 86 beds:
Seven eight-bedded rooms. Includes 4 sets of bunk beds. With shared bathroom facilities.
Four two-bedded rooms. Includes 1 set of bunk beds. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
Two ten-bedded rooms. Includes 5 sets of bunk beds. With shared bathroom facilities.
Two one-bedded room. Includes 1 single bed. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
All bedlinen is provided.
There are 5 washrooms throughout the hostel. Soap is available with every sink. Toilet paper is also provided.
From the hostel there are spectacular walking and hiking opportunities across Ullswater Way, towards the surrounding fells.
This lovely area is great for water sports, so whatever mode of water transport takes your fancy, take the plunge, and enjoy the fun.
Spend a day at Rookin’s House Farm. An activity centre offering horse riding for all abilities, archery, and quad biking to name but a few.
Need to know
Check-in and Check-out times
On the day of arrival, the Hostel is available from 4.00pm. On the day of departure you are asked to vacate by 10am.
Nestled between two national parks and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Penrith is the perfect destination to enjoy a lively town with fantastic architecture.
Have a look into Britain’s history at Penrith Castle, a 14th century fortress or its older brother Brougham Castle, older than Penrith by an entire century. Penrith sits in the depths of Cumbria’s Eden Valley. To the northeast is the North Pennines AONB, to the southeast is the Yorkshire Dales National Park and to the southwest is the Lake District National Park. Penrith certainly is the best place to get away from it all.
Parking is located at the front of the hostel directly off the main road. There is space for 22 cars. There is extra parking if required, for day and overnight charges apply.
If traveling from the North, take junction 40 of the M6 and follow signs for Ullswater following the A592. From the South, take Junction 36 off M6 taking A590 taking the road over Kirkstone Pass A591. Kirkstone Pass should be avoided in harsh weather conditions.
YHA Patterdale welcomes dogs! Add a dog to your booking at check out and bring your four-legged friend along with you.
At YHA Patterdale we strive to cater for everybody. Unfortunately, none of our bedrooms or bathrooms meets modern standards of accessibility. We have:
- Two steps into ground floor
- Communal facilities on the 1st floor
- Ground floor bedrooms
View our access statement here.
Adhering to Government guidance
It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance on gatherings in self-catering accommodation. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.
Discounts on your stay
Why not take out YHA membership today to save £30 on your Exclusive Hire booking? Not only will you get a discount on bookings with YHA Exclusive Hire, but you’ll also get exclusive discounts every time you stay with YHA, high street shopping discounts, email newsletters and much, much more! To get your £30 off discount code, simply log in to YHA.org.uk and go to the Member Benefits tab. Please note that YHA membership discount is only available when you book direct through YHA.